Johnson & Johnson fined $8 billion

A US jury awarded $8 billion in punitive charges against Johnson & Johnson and one of its subsidiaries over a drug the companies made that is allegedly linked to the abnormal growth of female breast tissue in men.

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Johnson & Johnson have to pay $8 billion in punitive damages to a man over the use of its antipsychotic drug Risperdal which could grow breasts.

Johnson & Johnson

It is a multinational corporation founded in 1886 that develops medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods. It is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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